Inspiring

Programming Talks tagged with: "Inspiring"

The Future of Programming

"The most dangerous thought you can have as a creative person is to think you know what you're doing." Presented at Dropbox's DBX conference on July 9, 2013. All of the slides are available at: http://worrydream.com/dbx/ For his recent DBX Conference talk, Victor took attendees back to the year 1973, donning the uniform ...

How brain science will change computing

Treo creator Jeff Hawkins urges us to take a new look at the brain -- to see it not as a fast processor, but as a memory system that stores and plays back experiences to help us predict, intelligently, what will happen next. ...

Power of Simplicity

Alan Kay
an hour
One of my all time favorite talks of Alan Kay's, given in 2015. Not my own video, though it hasn't been on YouTube before. Original location here: http://global.sap.com/campaign/na/usa/CRM-XU15-INT-STILP/index.html ...

Rethinking Computer Science Education

Alan Kay talks about alternative approaches to teach Computer Science in schools. ...

Inventing on Principle

Bret Victor
an hour
Bret Victor invents tools that enable people to understand and create. He has designed experimental UI concepts at Apple, interactive data graphics for Al Gore, and musical instruments at Alesis. ...

Rethinking Design, Risk, and Software

Our increasingly complex needs have led us to build increasing complex software. We’ve done this in an incremental fashion, building code on top of code. We write understandable snippets of code built on programming languages we know well and then bundle them into program structures to perform complex tasks. This ...

What we're learning from online education

Daphne Koller
21 minutes
Daphne Koller is enticing top universities to put their most intriguing courses online for free -- not just as a service, but as a way to research how people learn. With Coursera (cofounded by Andrew Ng), each keystroke, quiz, peer-to-peer discussion and self-graded assignment builds an unprecedented pool of data ...

Steve Jobs' 2005 Stanford Commencement Address

Drawing from some of the most pivotal points in his life, Steve Jobs, chief executive officer and co-founder of Apple Computer and of Pixar Animation Studios, urged graduates to pursue their dreams and see the opportunities in life's setbacks. ...

Stop Drawing Dead Fish

Bret Victor
an hour
An incredible talk by Bret Victor about the essence of digital art. ...

Computer science is for everyone

Hadi Partovi
11 minutes
This persuasive talk shows how essential and easy it is to gain a basic understanding of computer science learning principles. Our world increasingly driven by technology and software, so we all need to know the creative, problem-solving power of computer science. This is especially important to students who will lead ...

You and Your Research

Richard Hamming
44 minutes
You and Your Research is the blueprint for a successful career in any discipline, not just research; in fact, the talk has the nickname “You and Your Career”. In this lecture, Richard Hamming shares his observations on “why do so few scientists make significant contributions and so many are forgotten ...

How technology evolves

Kevin Kelly
21 minutes
Tech enthusiast Kevin Kelly asks "What does technology want?" and discovers that its movement toward ubiquity and complexity is much like the evolution of life. ...

Hammock Driven Development

Rich Hickey
40 minutes
Rich Hickey's second, "philosophical" talk at the first Clojure Conj, in Durham, North Carolina on October 23rd, 2010. Many thanks to Matt Courtney, who graciously provided the equipment and expertise that made this recording possible. ...

The Future Doesn't Have to Be Incremental

When thinking about the future, you can't do better than Alan Kay. In The Future Doesn't Have To Be Incremental, Kay describes how Xerox PARC was able to develop so many new technologies in such a short time, including the personal computer, bitmap displays, GUI, desktop publishing, word processing, laser ...

Do Schools Kill Creativity?

Sir Ken Robinson makes an entertaining and profoundly moving case for creating an education system that nurtures (rather than undermines) creativity. ...

Achieving Your Childhood Dreams

Carnegie Mellon Professor Randy Pausch (Oct. 23, 1960 - July 25, 2008) gave his last lecture at the university Sept. 18, 2007, before a packed McConomy Auditorium. In his moving presentation, "Really Achieving Your Childhood Dreams," Pausch talked about his lessons learned and gave advice to students on how to ...

Let's use video to reinvent education

Salman Khan
20 minutes
Salman Khan talks about how and why he created the remarkable Khan Academy, a carefully structured series of educational videos offering complete curricula in math and, now, other subjects. He shows the power of interactive exercises, and calls for teachers to consider flipping the traditional classroom script -- give students ...

The computer revolution hasnt happened yet

Alan Kay
an hour
Alan Kay's seminal 1997 OOPSLA keynote. Originally hosted on Google Video, copies of it are now only available from the squeak.org website as far as I can find. Putting it on youtube is my attempt to preserve a really important talk and computer science and computing in general. ...

"The programmer"

Kevlin Henney
an hour
This talk considers the act of programming and those who do it and want to get better at it, from the perspective of the development process to craft, from architecture to code. Get more information about Mobiconf and Kevlin Henney. ...

The 100,000-student classroom

Peter Norvig
6 minutes
In the fall of 2011 Peter Norvig taught a class with Sebastian Thrun on artificial intelligence at Stanford attended by 175 students in situ -- and over 100,000 via an interactive webcast. He shares what he learned about teaching to a global classroom. ...

Fighting viruses, defending the net

It's been 25 years since the first PC virus (Brain A) hit the net, and what was once an annoyance has become a sophisticated tool for crime and espionage. Computer security expert Mikko Hyppönen tells us how we can stop these new viruses from threatening the internet as we know ...